Consortium for Sustainable Alternatives and Voice for Equitable Development in Cambodia (CO-SAVED)




In the 4 project provinces, 12% of children dropped out of school between 2020 and 2021

In 2019, 9% of primary school students were not in school. COVID-19 only worsened the situation, interrupting the learning of about 3.2 million students. In 2021, as school administrations turned to distance remedial learning, a joint needs assessment conducted by the Cambodian government revealed that 30% of students had no access to education at all during the suspension of face-to-face learning.

To support this project :

Cambodia: |2021 À 2025| Access to and quality of education; Health education; Education for life (training and vocational integration); Education for sustainable development, peace and global citizenship; Early childhood education & Education in migration situations

4 provinces: Kampot- Kep- Koh Rong- Preah Sihanouk

The aim of the project

CO-SAVED, a 4-year EU-funded project, is committed to improving the socio-economic development of coastal communities that are heavily dependent on fisheries as their main source of income. The decline of fishing stocks impacts on livelihoods and inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, education and training, health and social services, etc., compounds the problem. Communities are trapped in a cycle of poverty and children are denied access to education.

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What we did

Key figures

  • Research conducted by Action Education found that on average, in the 4 project provinces, 12% of children dropped out of school between 2020 and 2021 and up to 51% of school-age girls are at risk of dropping out.
  • Our activities have focused on improving school infrastructure and training schools and communities on the value of education and identifying children at risk of dropping out of school.
  • We provided teaching, learning and hygiene materials to 45 pre-schools to help them re-open.
  • We trained 102 schools on how to identify students in need of scholarships and refurbished 16 primary school classrooms.
  • We also supported remedial classes in 22 schools with 3,000 reading books of over 100 new titles.


of children dropped out of school

schools were equipped with equipment


of girls are at risk of dropping out of school

reading books were provided

Our partners


 Bandos Komar . Buddhism for social development action . Cambodia water association . Cooperation committee for Cambodia . Damnok Toek . Heifer international . Kampuchea action to promote education . Pacific Asia travel association cambodia chapter . European Union . Young entrepreneur association of Cambodia

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